Thus saith the Lord, My Church, to thee

Thus saith the Lord, My Church, to thee

Author: James Montgomery
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Thus saith the Lord, "My Church, to thee
Peace, like a river, I will send;
The Gentiles, in a stream, shall see
My mercy flowing without end.

The isles, that never heard my fame,
Nor knew the glory of my might,
They shall be taught to fear my name,
Call'd out of darkness into light.

And it shall come to pass, that vows
From sabbath unto sabbath-day,
From moon to moon, in mine own house,
All nations, tribes, and tongues shall pay."

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thus saith the Lord, My Church, to thee
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English